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What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release Physical Therapy in Port Jefferson Station

Myofascial Release is a physical therapy technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions. This helps to eliminate pain and restore motion.

This is an orthopedic manual therapy practice that specializes in the John Barnes method of Myofascial Release as well as joint mobilization (Maitland), nerve root mobilization (Butler), soft tissue mobilization and core training/work hardening (JTech Medical).

Myofascial release Port Jefferson StationWhat to Expect During Myofascial Release

Each Myofascial Release treatment session is performed directly on the skin without oils or creams: this helps the physical therapist accurately detect fascial restrictions (i.e. scar tissue or adhesions) and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia and the restriction.

This is how joint mobility is increased, allowing the patient to move with more confidence and less pain.

An area — the knee, for example — cannot be strengthened if it does not have optimal range. Soft tissue increases this range in order to allow full strengthening of the affected area.

Hands-On Physical Therapy

North Shore Myofascial Physical Therapy treats only 2 patients per hour. This allows us to provide 20-25 minutes of “hands on” manual therapy every treatment session. This essential "time element" has to do with the viscous flow and piezoelastic phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

During the one-on-one manual therapy sessions, the therapist uses a variation of Myofascial Release techniques, joint mobilization and nerve root mobilization to improve your active range of motion.